Global’s fall schedule is headlined by the final season of Modern Family and sophomore season of Single Parents on Sept. 25. A new Thursday, two-hour, comedy block features returning series Superstore and The Good Place, alongside new comedies The Unicorn, starring Walton Goggins (Justified) as a single dad, and Carol’s Second Act, starring Patricia Heaton and Ashley Tisdale. Michelle and Robert King’s new series Evil debuts Sept. 26, starring Mike Colter (Luke Cage), puts science and religion to the test when extraordinary occurrences appear. Tiffany Haddish is also set to host a revival of Kids Say the Darndest Things, premiering Oct. 6.
Entertainment Tonight Canada is kicking off Season 15 with a new creative look for the show, including a refreshed set and graphics, and a multi-platform marketing campaign featuring host Cheryl Hickey and entertainment reporters Roz Weston, Sangita Patel, Carlos Bustamante, and correspondent Keshia Chanté. Hickey will cap off premiere week on Sunday Sept. 8 with an exclusive half-hour red carpet special from the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards in Calgary, co-hosted by The Morning Show’s Jeff McArthur. On Monday, Sept, 16, ET Canada has a 30-minute special with YouTube star Lilly Singh, taking them behind the scenes of her new late night series A Little Late with Lilly Singh, set to air weeknights on Global at 12:35 am ET/PT. ET Canada will also preview Global’s upcoming Fall lineup in its annual half-hour Global Fall TV Preview, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.
ETALK launches its 18th season with extensive coverage of all things TIFF, beginning Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. The entertainment magazine is also expanding its digital coverage with ETALK’s Twitter feed featuring red carpet interviews, while weekday Instagram and Facebook social series The Drop will broadcast from opening weekend. Etalk.ca will also have extended interviews, daily fashion roundups, and more.
The Kelly Clarkson Show debuts Monday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. ET on Citytv. The hour-long talk show will feature remarkable stories, celebrity guests, and live musical performances. Clarkson, who just released her eighth studio album, will kick off every show with a cover of one of her favourite songs.
Family Jr. has premiered brand new animated series Rev & Roll. Created by mom and dad duo, Scott and Julie Stewart (Kate and Mim-Mim), the show follows 8-year-old Rev, and his best friend Rumble – a powerful truck with a puppy personality – as they go on wild adventures in their town of Fender Bend. Rev & Roll is airing daily at 8 a.m. ET and will also be available on Family Jr. OnDemand and the Family Channel App.
Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios have announced that production is underway on Season 2 of CBC original drama Coroner (8×60). Starring Serinda Swan (Inhumans, Ballers) as coroner Dr. Jenny Cooper, Season 2 is scheduled to debut on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service in Winter 2020 and expected to return to the UK, Australia, France, Spain, Germany, Africa, Poland, Latin America and Brazil in 2020. Inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall and created for television by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), the series is currently being filmed in various locations in Toronto. Season 1 of the series premiered as the highest-rated new drama series on CBC in more than four years and delivered average audiences of more than one million views. Coroner also premiered as the highest-ever rated series launch in the UK for Universal TV in Jan. 2019.
BNN Bloomberg celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special edition of Market Call, looking back at the channel’s evolution from its initial launch in 1999 as Report on Business Television to its collaboration with Bloomberg LP in 2018 and subsequent re-launch as BNN Bloomberg. Coinciding with the milestone, BNN Bloomberg announced the launch of new digital financial data on BNNBloomberg.ca and the BNN Bloomberg app. BNN Bloomberg’s website and app now feature a new “Stock Scorecard” on each stock profile, adding metrics like market capitalization, one-year total return, and much more. Along with the new data, BNN Bloomberg has also launched free real-time data for all TSX Venture exchange stocks, as well as listings from the NEO Exchange (currently presented in real time) and Western Canadian Select (WCS), the benchmark energy price for Canada’s heavy oil industry.
Bell Media is the Canadian home of 2019 NFL coverage, available on TSN, CTV, CTV2, RDS, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With the NFL celebrating its historic 100th season, the schedule includes Thursday Night Football on TSN and CTV2, Sunday 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET game windows across multiple stations and networks each week, Sunday Night Football on TSN and CTV2, Monday Night Football on TSN, NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl LIV broadcast from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
TSN is the new home of Gridiron Nation presented by Krown Produce, a weekly college football recap focused on Canadians in NCAA and USPORTS football. Previously airing on CHCH-TV, the show was previously known as Krown Countdown U. Hosted by veteran sports broadcaster Jim Mullin, who also serves as president of Football Canada, the show features commentary from Gord Randall and Mike Hogan, who doubles as the play-by-play voice of the Toronto Argonauts. It made its TSN debut last Wednesday.
Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Danish Film Institute have announced the third round renewal of their incentive for the codevelopment of digital media projects between Canadian and Danish producers. The Canada-Denmark Co-Development Incentive for Digital Media Projects budget is set at $300,000 CDN, with each partner investing half of the total amount. The incentive supports the codevelopment of new digital content that is innovative, explores new ways of telling stories, experiments with new formats and platforms and new ways of engaging audiences. The project must involve at least one Danish producer eligible under the DFI’s criteria, and one Canadian producer eligible under the CMF’s criteria. The deadline to apply is Dec. 12. Click here to access the guidelines.
Telefilm Canada is currently accepting entries from Canadian production and distribution companies wishing to join the Canada Pavilion and attend MIPCOM 2019, Oct. 14-17, the international market dedicated to financing, co-production, acquisitions and sales of audiovisual content on all platforms. Preceded by MIPJUNIOR, Oct. 12-13, MIPCOM annually attracts more than 13,000 industry professionals from 100 countries. The extended deadline to register for the Canada Pavilion is Sept. 5. More info here.
The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), running Sept. 26 – Oct. 11, has announced this year’s special presentations, headlined by a DGC Masterclass with director Atom Egoyan, Sept 27. Documentary filmmaker Michael Apted, best known for Up, the groundbreaking series of documentary films that have followed the lives of a group of British children since 1964, is also slated to give a Creator Talk on Sept. 29. Find the full lineup of speakers, here.
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